The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted restaurants and entertainment venues, causing some to close their doors. However, plans to bring a unique restaurant and entertainment concept to the heart of Morristown could soon be cleared to advance.
Motown Restaurants, LLC is seeking to bring a 10,893-square-foot “golf-themed restaurant and bar” to the first floor of the 1776 On The Green building near the Morristown Green, according to an application submitted by the company. This location by Headquarters Plaza is currently “vacant tenant space,” according to the application, which also notes that Motown Restaurants, LLC is owned by George L. Schneider and David Chance Healy.
The application states that the venue at 67 Park Place East would have “a portable valet stand for the convenience of its patrons” and “contain approximately 232 total interior seats, 219 outdoor seats, a tasting room, and sport simulators.”
Although the proposed name of this business is not mentioned in the application documents that were released by Morristown’s municipal government, site plans indicate the involvement of Michael Graves Architecture & Design, the website of which features information about plans for a restaurant in the area called 1776 by David Burke and Topgolf Swing Suite.
“A boldly lit bar visible from the nearby historic Morristown Green, glass walls that open up to various al fresco dining experiences, an open showcase kitchen, and a romantic tasting room are just some of the features that will delight the venue’s guests,” the architecture firm’s website claims. “Seating arrangements allow safe distancing for today’s times and can be flexibly reconfigured for future parties and events of various sizes.”
A Facebook page for a business with the same name and address mentions plans to start construction in November and open in the spring of 2021.
The Morristown Planning Board is scheduled to discuss Motown Restaurants, LLC’s application during a virtual meeting this Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be heard by the Morristown Planning Board and other commissions are subject to change.